Schedule too packed for one of those alluring trips to see the Northern Lights? No worries, as the song goes, the northern lights of old Aberdeen are what you long to see.
Scotland’s northern metropolis may not be able to guarantee any celestial visions, but it’s a lively cultural hub with plenty of decent restaurants, great shopping and vibrant nightlife, making it an attractive destination for a brief getaway in the new year.
Today’s Big Deal offers a night’s B&B in the Inn at the Park, a relaxed and welcoming hotel, situated in the tranquil environs of Duthie Park, a slight remove from the city centre bustle yet still within a 10-minute stroll of Union Street.
A hotel with heritage
Originally a pair of Victorian townhouses, the Inn at the Park retains its elegant traditional décor and provides a relaxed, informal atmosphere, serving home-cooked cuisine and a wide selection of wines, whiskies and ales.
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a classic double room with full Scottish breakfast and a bottle of Prosecco on arrival.
Comfort and style
Classic double rooms feature traditional décor and all are en suite, with free WiFi, Freeview TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities.
A full Scottish breakfast is included and guests may also be inclined to use the hotel’s restaurant and bar. The chef uses locally sourced produce in a menu that includes pub classics, traditional Scottish favourites like cullen skink, and a popular range of steaks and gourmet burgers.
The public bar is a great place to relax by the coal fire, sampling the fine selection of real ales and single malts.
Out and about
The Inn at the Park makes an ideal base for a short break in Aberdeen. The tranquil location close to the river and Duthie Park is sufficiently central to make the shops and nightlife of Union Street and the city centre just ten minutes away on foot.
If you are using public transport to arrive in Aberdeen or explore the region, the train and bus stations are just a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
The Inn at the Park hotel has earned some enthusiastic feedback on TripAdvisor, including these recent reviews:
‘What a fantastic stay we had here again. Been here before and this place gets better and better. The staff were so helpful and went out of their way to assist us with local knowledge. The restaurant was excellent and very good value. A lovely lounge bar with a great arrange of malts, and a roaring coal fire.’
‘Beautiful hotel, excellent service from the friendly staff and I was made to feel most welcome by all, nothing was too much trouble.’
This Big Deal at the Inn at the Park hotel provides a convenient and comfortable base for a mini-break in Aberdeen.
With a bottle of Prosecco included in the deal, it would make an ideal festive gift, offering the prospect of a 2016 getaway to take in a little culture and shopping.